Dare to Dream

My Struggle to Become a Mum - a Story of Heartache and Hope

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Author: Izzy Judd

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 9780552174220

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Page: 288

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Izzy Judd shares the story of her and her husband Harry's fertility journey in this honest and heartfelt memoir. 'All I ever wanted was to be a mum - I couldn't wait and it felt as though my time was so close. But the months started to tick by, with each one ending in disappointment and frustration. And then the inevitable panic started to set in ...' Having been told by doctors that, due to Izzy's polycystic ovarian syndrome, they would have difficulty conceiving - and after two years of trying - Izzy and Harry turned to IVF. Izzy's aim, drawing on her own experience, is to break through some of the taboos surrounding miscarriage, IVF and fertility issues. This brutally honest and deeply personal account will acknowledge the struggles that so many couples go through but will ultimately focus on the positive, life-changing and remarkable results that IVF can yield. One in seven couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving and although many babies are now born through IVF, there is still a sense of awkwardness around the subject. Izzy hopes that this book will be a companion to those going through similar challenges to those she has experienced. As she herself says, 'No couple should have to go through it alone and in silence.'

Dare to Dream

My Struggle to Become a Mum – A Story of Heartache and Hope

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Author: Izzy Judd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Izzy Judd shares the story of her and her husband Harry's fertility journey in this honest and heartfelt memoir. 'All I ever wanted was to be a mum - I couldn't wait and it felt as though my time was so close. But the months started to tick by, with each one ending in disappointment and frustration. And then the inevitable panic started to set in ...' Having been told by doctors that, due to Izzy's polycystic ovarian syndrome, they would have difficulty conceiving - and after two years of trying - Izzy and Harry turned to IVF. Izzy's aim, drawing on her own experience, is to break through some of the taboos surrounding miscarriage, IVF and fertility issues. This brutally honest and deeply personal account will acknowledge the struggles that so many couples go through but will ultimately focus on the positive, life-changing and remarkable results that IVF can yield. One in seven couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving and although many babies are now born through IVF, there is still a sense of awkwardness around the subject. Izzy hopes that this book will be a companion to those going through similar challenges to those she has experienced. As she herself says, 'No couple should have to go through it alone and in silence.'

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0593078829

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We All Dare to Dream

Stories of Heartache and Hope from Your Fertility Journeys

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Author: Izzy Judd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473555663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Since telling the story of her own fertility journey in Dare to Dream, Izzy Judd has been contacted by hundreds of women wanting to share their own experiences. Izzy's greatest wish is to get people talking about the issues surrounding fertility and for them to find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone. As Izzy herself says: 'Going through any kind of fertility-related struggle or the loss of a baby can be such a lonely and isolating time and I know it can really help to know that there are other couples out there sharing the same experiences and emotions as you are ... it is for this reason that I decided to put together a collection of your stories into this free ebook so that as many people as possible can share them and hopefully find comfort and support in reading about the experiences of others who are on their fertility journeys.'

Kisses from Katie

A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

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Author: Katie Davis,Beth Clark

Publisher: Authentic Media Inc

ISBN: 1780780699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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Katie was a normal American teenager when she decided to explore the possibility of voluntary work overseas. She temporarily 'quit life' to serve in Uganda for a year before going to college. However, returning to 'normal' became impossible and Katie 'quit life' - college, designer clothes, her little yellow convertible and her boyfriend - for good, remaining in Uganda. In the early days she felt as though she were trying to empty the ocean with an eyedropper, but has learnt that she is not called to change the world in itself, but to change the world for one person at a time. By the age of 22 Katie had adopted 14 girls and founded Amizima Ministries which currently has sponsors for over 600 children and a feeding program for Uganda's poorest citizens - so it is no wonder she feels Jesus wrecked her life, shattered it to pieces, and put it back together making it more beautiful than it was before.

A Wondrous Journey

A Small Book with Big Lessons

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Author: Martha MacGuffie,Lynn Cluess Manzione

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936198614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 6022

Sometimes something special happens when two people meet - the result of such a meeting is in your hands.

Get A Life

His & Hers Survival Guide to IVF

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Author: Rosie Bray,Richard Mackney

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 140915503X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 8072

Richard and Rosie started trying to conceive after five years of being together but, two and a half years and countless prenatal vitamins and ovulation kits later, there hadn't been even a phantom pregnancy. So began their adventure into IVF, via blood tests, sperm tests, injections and probes, becoming involuntary experts on embryology through failure, despair, persistence and success. After 4 years, 3 different clinics, 2 positive pregnancy tests and 1 miscarriage, they finally had a successful pregnancy. GET A LIFE is the perfect down-to-earth guide for anyone thinking of embarking on fertility treatment. It's two books in one, a book of advice for women and a survival guide for men, each chapter mirrored but with very different experience and advice. IVF is terrifying, awful and extraordinary in equal measures for both partners. GET A LIFE shares Richard and Rosie's ride on the fertility roller coaster, bringing you the funny, emotional and physical sides of IVF. It is an invaluable guide from both perspectives on how to get through the process in one piece.

Bay and Her Boys

Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a (Single) Mom

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Author: Bay Buchanan

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738215139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8003

A conservative political analyst and single parent documents her struggles to raise her three sons according to her values while arming them with the tools they needed to become successful and responsible men.

The Pursuit of Motherhood

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Author: Jessica Hepburn

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783061871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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If you’ve ever felt a crumpling in your chest when another friend tells you they’re pregnant… If you’ve ever wondered why everyone else seems to find it so easy… If you’ve ever experienced The Pursuit of Motherhood… This book is for you. "I was 34 and running a London theatre when I decided to start a family. I thought that making the decision to fit a baby into my busy life was the hard part. I was wrong." After a year of having sex to schedule, Jessica and her partner were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility", and soon discovered they were not alone. Infertility is a silent epidemic of the modern world. It is currently estimated that one in five couples in the UK have difficulty conceiving and that over 50,000 women a year undergo IVF. Some of them will achieve the miracle baby they are hoping for. Many will not. All of them face a barrage of intrusive tests and treatment, exhilarating highs and devastating lows. The Pursuit of Motherhood takes the reader on a seven year journey, as Jessica makes her way through various different clinics and multiple rounds of IVF. During this time she also goes to many alternative and sometimes absurd lengths to understand her infertility, from visiting a psychic tarot card reader to attending an intense therapeutic process to discover whether her "inner child" has anything to do with it. She also faces the heartbreak of several miscarriages and a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. Throughout her journey, Jessica records her day-to-day thoughts and feelings in blog-style entries called The Infertility Diaries, detailing everything from the effect that it starts to have on her friendships, to hearing for the first time that Beyoncé is about to have a baby. And gradually, over time, her attempt to create a life became in itself life-enhancing. This inspirational read will resonate with a wide range of women, offering them solace and the advice of someone who is their contemporary as well as a veteran of the fertility world. Think Eat Pray Love andBridget Jones' Diary for the infertile generation.

In Her Mothers' Shoes

A Novel Based on Three True Stories

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Author: Felicity Price

Publisher: F. Price & Associates

ISBN: 9780473219253

Category:

Page: 317

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Natural Solutions to PCOS

How to eliminate your symptoms and boost your fertility

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Author: Marilyn Glenville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230764800

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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In this reassuring guide, Dr Marilyn Glenville, PhD, offers simple steps to living a symptom-free life with PCOS. Taking a natural approach designed to respect the delicate balance of the female body, she will help you clearly diagnose your condition and tailor a personal plan to manage and eliminate your symptoms. Her advice includes: - A 7-Step Diet to control your cycle and beat PCOS - How to protect your fertility and conceive - The best supplements and herbs to manage your symptoms - Lifestyle changes to improve your health - Clear guidance on the surgical and drug options This practical handbook will help you lose weight, clear your skin and protect your fertility so you can beat PCOS and live a healthy, happy life. 'A great resource for any woman with PCOS looking to use natural approaches to manage their condition and have a baby' Rachel Hawkes, Chair of Verity, the PCOS charity

Happy Mum, Happy Baby

My adventures into motherhood

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Author: Giovanna Fletcher

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1473651255

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 6094

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum Happy Baby is now a Number One podcast. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher. Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

Unforgettable

A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime

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Author: Scott Simon

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250061156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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"I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?" UNFORGETTABLE is a son's spirited, affecting, and inspiring tribute to his remarkable mother and the love between parent and child. When NPR's Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving meditations spread virally. Over the course of a few days, Simon chronicled his mother's death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love. UNFORGETTABLE, expands on those famous tweets to create a memoir that is rich, deeply affecting, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating. His mother was a glamorous woman of the Mad Men–era; she worked in nightclubs, modeled, dated mobsters and movie stars, and was a brave single parent to young Scott Simon. Spending their last days together in a hospital ICU, mother and son reflect on their lifetime's worth of memories, recounting stories laced with humor and exemplifying resilience. UNFORGETTABLE is not only one man's rich and moving tribute to his mother's colorful life and graceful death, it is also a powerful portrayal of the universal bond between mother and child.

Shadows of Hope

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Author: Georgiana Daniels

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1683225473

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A story of hope in the aftermath of inconceivable betrayal and broken dreams What if. . . . . .you struggled with infertility but unknowingly befriended your husband’s pregnant mistress? What if. . . . . .the woman you were seeing behind your wife’s back gets pregnant, threatening your job and marriage? What if. . . . . .your boyfriend never told you he was married and you discover you’re pregnant? Crisis pregnancy worker Marissa Moreau suspects her husband is cheating, but little does she know how close to home her husband’s infidelity hits. College student Kaitlyn Farrows is floundering after a relationship with her professor leaves her pregnant. Soon she lands a job and a support system at the local pregnancy resource center and things seem to be turning around. But when Marissa and Kaitlyn become friends, neither one knows they share a connection—Colin, Marissa’s husband and Kaitlyn’s former professor. When their private lives collide, the two women must face the ultimate test of their faith and choose how to move forward as they live in the shadows of hope.

For a Muse of Fire

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Author: Heidi Heilig

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062380834

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from the acclaimed Heidi Heilig blends traditional storytelling with ephemera for a lush, page-turning tale of escape and rebellion. For a Muse of Fire will captivate fans of Sabaa Tahir, Leigh Bardugo, and Renée Ahdieh. Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick—a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But ever since the colonizing army conquered their country, the old ways are forbidden, so Jetta must never show, never tell. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad Emperor has a spring that cures his ills—and could cure Jetta’s, too. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues her. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away. Heidi Heilig creates a vivid, rich world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism. Her characters are equally complex and nuanced, including the bipolar heroine. Told from Jetta’s first-person point-of-view, as well as with chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as telegrams and letters, For a Muse of Fire is an engrossing journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure.

The Opposite of Never

A Novel

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Author: Mary Kathleen Mehuron

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1943006512

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Life is mostly a mixed bag. Devastated when they lose their spouses, both Kenny Simmons and Georgia Best carry on for the sake of their children, although they are certain that the best part of their lives is long over. Then Georgia and her lifelong companions, Linda and Yvonne, meet Kenny while walking down a dusty Vermont country road, and the four of them hit it off. Soon, Kenny becomes a regular part of their hiking group, and he and Georgia grow more than fond of each other. Kenny’s stepdaughter, Zelda, and Yvonne’s teenage son, Spencer, also fall in love—at first sight. Through surprisingly relatable circumstances, they are drawn into opiate use, shocking everyone, and the two of them struggle through the torment of addiction together. In an impulsive and daring attempt to create a grand finale out of difficult times, Kenny takes Georgia off to vacation in Cuba just as it is opening up to Americans—and what they discover in the golden light of Old Havana is another startling surprise.

The Joey Song

A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction

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Author: Sandra Swenson

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937612716

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 2582

The Joey Song illuminates the hard truth—sometimes addicts don’t recover. However, with love and faith, their families can.

Bad Kid

A Memoir

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Author: David Crabb

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062371290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7329

Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys—and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with nineties pop-culture, and including black-and-white photos throughout, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb's journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self.

The Way I Used to Be

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Author: Amber Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481449362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9408

"After fourteen-year-old Eden is raped by her brother's best friend, she knows she'll never be the way she used to be"--

Dare, Dream, Do

Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

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Author: Whitney L. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351862014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3147

Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to Dare to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. Then she teaches us how to Dream, to give life to the many possibilities available, whether to start a business, run a marathon, or travel the world. She shows us how to "date" our dreams (no need to commit!) and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney's model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to Do, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams with others to give them life, creating your own "dream team." Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, Dare, Dream, Do offers a practical framework for making remarkable things happen.